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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made towards amending the requirements of the driving test for HGV drivers.
My Lords, the Government’s emergency measures to deal with the driver shortage include ending the need for additional training and testing for qualified van and car drivers before they can tow trailers and caravans of up to 3,500 kilograms. In future, you will be able to pass your driving test one day and tow your caravan up the motorway the next, without any additional training. This...
Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 31 January 2011